Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cherry Crisp & Sur La Table Cherry Pitter

A few weeks ago Whole Foods had a great sale on cherries $1.99 a pound! So I bought over 5 pounds of cherries. In fact I still have some in the fridge. I also bought a Sur La Table Cherry Pitter. It is now added to my collection of odd, but useful kitchen tools that I use maybe every 3 months, but of course are absolutely necessary; or so I tell my husband. I would give this pitter 4 stars. It is easy to use,pits four cherries at a time and can accommodate large or small cherries to pit. The pits are collected in a slot at the bottom of the pitter so you don't have pits rolling all over the place. However, for every dozen cherries I pit I have 2-3 cherries with the pits hanging on the outside of the cherry by a string. I almost cracked a crown! So I inspect each cherry after pitting. It is easy to clean and if you are in the mood for a martini it can even pit olives.

Cherry Crisp

4 cups of pitted bing cherries fresh or frozen (defrost if frozen)
2 TBS arrow root powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 TBS blonde Palm Sugar


1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup ground walnuts
1/2 unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup blonde palm sugar
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup of virgin coconut oil melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a small casserole dish. To prepare crisp mix cherries, arrow root, cinnamon, and sugar in large bowl until well combined. Place in casserole dish. In a separate bowl prepare topping by mixing all ingredients until mixture resembles course crumbs then spread  topping evenly on top of cherry mixture. Cover with foil to prevent topping from burning. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and fruit is bubbling.

Today's Workout Blip:
Today's workout for my Get in Shape Girl Bikini Plan is full body giant circuit repeated three times and a step mill workout for cardio. Here is an article from on how to put together a full body weight circuit.
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  1. Hey! Just found your blog from Reading this post made me laugh out loud. I just bought a cherry pitter yesterday. Every season my husband and I say to each other..."we need a cherry pitter" so I finally bought th bullet and got one. Amazing. Now we don't have to bite the pits out for the kids ( 3 and 1) each. and. every. time. Enjoying your posts.

  2. Hi Julie! Thanks for the comment. I've been holding out for a pitter for 2 years; I had to have one this year! Thanks for reading!

  3. Myself and another reader added extra fruit (rhubarb,mango ect) and it ended up soupy. If you add extra fruit add extra arrow root powder and make sure your fruit is defrosted. Also bake the fruit mixture first for 25 minutes then add topping and bake 5-10 more minutes until topping is browned.